Gaines Charter Township is home to quality schools ~ parochial, charter and public. Roughly 85% of all students attending one of the schools in the area graduate high school and go on to attend some kind of post-secondary school. Drop-out rates have consistently been very low, and enrollment has consistently increased.
- Byron Center Public Schools (MI Public School District 41040)
- Caledonia Public Schools (MI Public School District 41050)
- Cross Creek Charter Academy
- Dutton Christian School
- Kentwood Public Schools (MI Public School District 41160)
- Legacy Christian School
- South Christian High School